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Aviation Happenings - Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Air Carrier Not Responsible for Rancid Cheese Under Montreal…more

Air Carriers, Airlines, Airplane Accidents, Aviation Industry, Daubert Standards

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Seventh Circuit Holds that Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

On April 4, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (which serves three states – Indiana, Illinois and Michigan), ruled that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination under Title…more

Civil Rights Act, Discrimination, Gender Identity, LGBT, LGBTQ

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Aviation Happenings - Winter 2016-2017 Part 2

Part 2 of the winter edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Supreme Court Affirms Presumption Against Preemption Does…more

Airports, Appeals, Asbestos, Aviation Industry, Bad Faith

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NJ State Court Authorizes Facebook as an Alternate Means of Service

Service through social media has come to New Jersey. The Morris County Chancery Court, in a first-of-its-kind case in New Jersey, held that Facebook is a reasonable alternate means of service, and an acceptable sole means of…more

Facebook, Service of Process, Social Media

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Recent Superior Court Decision Underscores Difficulty and Need for Caution When Determining Appealability of Orphans' Court Orders

For several years, Pennsylvania judges, lawyers, and (even) rulemakers have struggled to define when an order entered in an Orphans’ Court proceeding is immediately appealable. The issue, of course, is critical, because failure…more

Appeals, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Orphan's Courts

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3d Circuit Clarifies Standard in Workplace Harassment Cases

In a decision issued last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit clarified that a single comment may give rise to a claim of workplace harassment. In its decision, issued in Castleberry v. STI Group, the court…more

Anti-Harassment Policies, Corporate Counsel, Employer Liability Issues, Employment Litigation, Harassment

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Amendments to Philadelphia's Realty Transfer Tax Will Have a Significant Impact

Recent amendments to Philadelphia’s realty transfer tax will likely change the way commercial real estate is bought and sold. Rather than sell the real estate directly and record a traditional deed to evidence the transaction,…more

Amended Legislation, Buyers, Commercial Real Estate Market, Property Valuation, Real Estate Holding Companies

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Circumventing Discretion: Seth Williams’de Facto (C)Plea

On June 28, 2017, then Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams faced a twenty-nine count indictment with a potential term of imprisonment of at least twenty years. By 1:00 a.m. the next day, he ensured that he would…more

Bribery, Indictments, Plea Agreements, Sentencing, White Collar Crimes

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New York Appeals Court Imposes Individual Employee Liability for Interfering with FMLA Leave and Retaliation

On March 17, 2016, the federal Court of Appeals in New York held for the first time as Second Circuit law that a human resources director and other managers can be liable for personally violating another employee’s rights under…more

FMLA, Human Resources Professionals, Managers, Medical Leave, Personal Liability

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Impact of Brexit on Intellectual Property

Now that the dust is settling on the UK’s decision to leave the EU, our clients are asking what this means for them. Change always brings opportunities, as well as challenges, and we are focused on helping our clients understand…more

Copyright, Data Privacy, Data Protection, EU, European Patent Office

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Supreme Court Holds That CERCLA Preemption Is Inapplicable to Statutes of Repose

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), preempts statutes of limitations applicable to state-law tort actions for personal injury or property damage in certain circumstances…more

CERCLA, Contaminated Properties, CTS Corp v Waldburger, Environmental Liability, Environmental Policies

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Is Your Landfill or Other Wasting Asset Fairly Assessed?

Some assets, such as houses, art and collectibles, and investments appreciate in value over time; others, such as landfills, are considered “wasting assets,” as they have a finite life and little or no capital value at the end…more

Appraisal, Asset Valuations, Business Assets, Commercial Real Estate Market, Environmental Liability

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New York's Highest Court Does Not Recognize Claims for Medical Monitoring – For Now: Using "Phobia" Claims as a Backdoor to "Medical Monitoring?"

In Caronia v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., 2013 N.Y. LEXIS 3476, 2013 N.Y. Slip. Op. 8372 (December 17, 2013), the New York Court of Appeals, in a 4-21 decision with sharp and barbed contrasts between majority and dissent, ruled…more

Healthcare, Medical Monitoring

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Rost May Change the Toxic Tort Landscape

A November 22, 2016 Supreme Court ruling, Rost, significantly changed the playing field for defendants in Pennsylvania. During trial, Plaintiffs’ expert, Dr. Arthur Frank, espoused the previously-rejected opinion that each and…more

Asbestos, Asbestos Litigation, Causation, PA Supreme Court, Take-Home Exposure

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Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Holds That Failure to File Brief in Support of Properly Filed Post-Trial Motion Does Not Waive Issues on Appeal

In a recent decision, Board of Supervisors of Willistown Township v. Main Line Gardens, Inc., the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania unanimously held that a party does not waive all issues on appeal when it fails to file a post-trial…more

Appeals, Appellate Briefs, Filing Requirements, PA Supreme Court, Post Trial Motions

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Consider a Private Foundation to Fulfill Your Philanthropic Goals

There are a variety of vehicles through which individuals and families can promote their charitable giving goals, and private foundations are often a leading choice. Simply stated, a private foundation is a type of charitable…more

Charitable Donations, IRS, Private Foundations

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Third Circuit Enforces Strict Deadline to Petition for Permission to Appeal Class Certification Ruling

Rule 23(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure allows a party to petition for permission to appeal a class certification decision within 14 days after entry of an order denying or granting class certification. In Eastman v…more

Class Certification, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Filing Deadlines

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Update: Regulations Implementing E-Warranty Law Now in Effect

New regulations governing warranties on consumer products will make it easier and more cost-effective for consumer product manufacturers and suppliers to satisfy the federally-mandated warranty notification requirements. On…more

Disclosure Requirements, E-Warranty Act, FTC, Magnuson-Moss Act, Notification Requirements

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Amendments to Philadelphia's Realty Transfer Tax Will Have a Significant Impact

Recent amendments to Philadelphia’s realty transfer tax will likely change the way commercial real estate is bought and sold. Rather than sell the real estate directly and record a traditional deed to evidence the transaction,…more

Amended Legislation, Buyers, Commercial Real Estate Market, Property Valuation, Real Estate Holding Companies

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A TCPA Violation Confers Standing Under Spokeo in the 3rd Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has concluded that an alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act creates a sufficiently concrete injury to give a plaintiff standing to sue under Spokeo,…more

Article III, Injury-in-Fact, Robocalling, Spokeo v Robins, Standing

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New York's Appellate Division Reverses Collateral Estoppel Ruling Against Payment Bond Sureties in Suit to Enforce Arbitration Award

A recent decision by the First Department of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, addresses the preclusive effect of arbitration awards in subsequent judgment enforcement suits against payment bond sureties. In Five Star…more

Appeals, Arbitration Awards, Collateral Estoppel, Payment Bond Claims, Subcontracts

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The Future of Airbnb in New York

One of the most controversial and popular topics in real estate today involves Airbnb, the online home rental service, and the concept of transient rentals. In New York City, Airbnb’s largest market in the United States, this…more

AirBnB, Communications Decency Act, Eviction, Free Speech, Homeowners

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IRS Shuts Down Work Around for Treating a Partner as an Employee

The IRS has long taken the position that a partner cannot also be an employee of the partnership. The prohibition also applies to persons that hold equity in a limited liability company ("LLC") that is taxed as a partnership –…more

Employees, IRS, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Partnerships, Tax Rates

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The "Separate Entity Rule" Remains Alive and Well in New York State

On October 23, 2014, in Motorola Credit Corp. v. Standard Chartered Bank, No. 162, 2014 N.Y. LEXIS 2946 (2014), the New York State Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, answered in the affirmative the following question…more

Appeals, Asset Freeze, Banks, Foreign Subsidiaries, Judgment Creditors

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Supreme Court Reaffirms That an Appellee Who Does Not Seek To Enlarge Its Favorable Judgment Need Not File a Cross-Appeal To Attack a Lower Court Ruling

One of a litigator’s most crucial tasks is ensuring that issues and arguments in support of a client’s position are available if and when the case is presented to an appellate tribunal. While issue preservation is always a…more

Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Habeas Corpus, Litigation Strategies, SCOTUS

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Nonprofit Law Revitalization Comes to New York

On December 18, 2013, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 which modernizes the New York nonprofit corporation law. The Act overwhelmingly passed both houses of the New York…more

Andrew Cuomo, Audits, Board of Directors, Conflicts of Interest, Corporate Governance

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A Look at the EEOC’s Latest Guidance on National Origin

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued new guidance addressing national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The enforcement guidance is significantly more detailed than the…more

Anti-Retaliation Provisions, Citizenship, Deportation, EEOC, Human Trafficking

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Is an S Election for an LLC Smart Planning or a Bad Idea?

By default, a limited liability company (“LLC”) with two or more members is taxed as a partnership. It also is possible to elect to treat an LLC as an S corporation for income tax purposes. But is it a good idea? And if an S…more

Business Formation, Business Taxes, Choice of Entity, Corporate Taxes, Double Taxation

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Aviation Happenings - Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Air Carrier Not Responsible for Rancid Cheese Under Montreal…more

Air Carriers, Airlines, Airplane Accidents, Aviation Industry, Daubert Standards

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The DOL's Final Overtime Rule: Survival Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations

Under the Department of Labor’s final overtime rule, the threshold salary level for white collar exempt employees will increase from the current $455 per week to $913 per week ($47,476 per annum) on December 1, 2016. The new…more

DOL, FLSA, Minimum Salary, Non-Profits, Wage and Hour

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Impact of Brexit on Intellectual Property

Now that the dust is settling on the UK’s decision to leave the EU, our clients are asking what this means for them. Change always brings opportunities, as well as challenges, and we are focused on helping our clients understand…more

Copyright, Data Privacy, Data Protection, EU, European Patent Office

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Attorneys in the Student Disciplinary Process: Requirements, Restrictions and Best Practices

Under the newly revised Clery Act, colleges and universities may not ban lawyers from attending and advising their clients at campus disciplinary proceedings involving sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and…more

Best Practices, Clery Act, Colleges, Dating Violence, Department of Education

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Flying Fenway Bat Calls New Attention to the Baseball Rule

A tragic accident often leads to calls for re-examination of a long-accepted part of culture. This past week, after a broken bat at Fenway Park seriously injured a fan, commentators are calling for a re-examination of the…more

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Ninth Circuit Limits Personal Jurisdiction over Foreign Parent Corporation and Requires Product Defect to Result in Safety Hazard

Last week in Williams v. Yamaha (No. 15-55924), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s two separate rulings in favor of defendants: dismissal of Japanese corporation, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (“YMC”), for…more

Consumer Fraud, Dismissals, Foreign Corporations, Personal Jurisdiction, Product Defects

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The Supreme Court Forecloses Some, but not all, Strategies to Moot a Named Plaintiff's Putative Class Action

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that class-action defendants may not moot a named plaintiff’s claim simply by extending an offer of judgment that satisfies the putative lead plaintiff’s demand for damages. The…more

Campbell Ewald v Gomez, Class Action, Class Representatives, Mootness, Rule 68

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Obtaining Relief from Penalties Related to IRS Form 1098-T Filing Deficiencies

It has been reported that many colleges and universities have received IRS Notices assessing significant penalties for failing to provide accurate or complete information on IRS Forms 1098-T. Going forward, colleges and…more

Colleges, Deficiency Notices, Filing Deadlines, Form 1098-T, IRS

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The Future of Airbnb in New York

One of the most controversial and popular topics in real estate today involves Airbnb, the online home rental service, and the concept of transient rentals. In New York City, Airbnb’s largest market in the United States, this…more

AirBnB, Communications Decency Act, Eviction, Free Speech, Homeowners

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Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Holds That Failure to File Brief in Support of Properly Filed Post-Trial Motion Does Not Waive Issues on Appeal

In a recent decision, Board of Supervisors of Willistown Township v. Main Line Gardens, Inc., the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania unanimously held that a party does not waive all issues on appeal when it fails to file a post-trial…more

Appeals, Appellate Briefs, Filing Requirements, PA Supreme Court, Post Trial Motions

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Update: Regulations Implementing E-Warranty Law Now in Effect

New regulations governing warranties on consumer products will make it easier and more cost-effective for consumer product manufacturers and suppliers to satisfy the federally-mandated warranty notification requirements. On…more

Disclosure Requirements, E-Warranty Act, FTC, Magnuson-Moss Act, Notification Requirements

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Circumventing Discretion: Seth Williams’de Facto (C)Plea

On June 28, 2017, then Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams faced a twenty-nine count indictment with a potential term of imprisonment of at least twenty years. By 1:00 a.m. the next day, he ensured that he would…more

Bribery, Indictments, Plea Agreements, Sentencing, White Collar Crimes

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Recent New York Decision Reaffirms Limits to Surety's Liability on a Delay Claim Made Under a Payment Bond

Advanced Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc. v. Seaboard Surety Co., Inc., No. 650321/2001, N.Y.L.J. 1202678994141, at (Sup. Ct. New York County Dec. 3, 2014), the Court (Hon. Marcy Friedman) granted the defendant surety’s motion for…more

Construction Contracts, General Contractors, No-Damages-For-Delay Provisions, Payment Bonds, Public Projects

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The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and What It Means to You

On Jan. 2, 2013, President Obama signed the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” (the “Act”) which was passed by the House and Senate the previous day to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.” The Act prevents many of the tax…more

Alternative Minimum Tax, American Taxpayer Relief Act, Business Taxes, Capital Gains, Dividends

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Update: Regulations Implementing E-Warranty Law Now in Effect

New regulations governing warranties on consumer products will make it easier and more cost-effective for consumer product manufacturers and suppliers to satisfy the federally-mandated warranty notification requirements. On…more

Disclosure Requirements, E-Warranty Act, FTC, Magnuson-Moss Act, Notification Requirements

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The "Separate Entity Rule" Remains Alive and Well in New York State

On October 23, 2014, in Motorola Credit Corp. v. Standard Chartered Bank, No. 162, 2014 N.Y. LEXIS 2946 (2014), the New York State Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, answered in the affirmative the following question…more

Appeals, Asset Freeze, Banks, Foreign Subsidiaries, Judgment Creditors

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Aviation Happenings - Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Air Carrier Not Responsible for Rancid Cheese Under Montreal…more

Air Carriers, Airlines, Airplane Accidents, Aviation Industry, Daubert Standards

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Two Recent Opinions Reflect Important Developments in Heightened Ascertainability for Class Certification

“Ascertainability”—that is, whether class members can be ascertained with administrative efficiency—continues to develop as a significant issue in class certification. Two recent opinions, Brecher v. Republic of Argentina, No…more

Ascertainable Class, Class Action, Class Certification, Indirect Purchasers, Putative Class Actions

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Consider a Private Foundation to Fulfill Your Philanthropic Goals

There are a variety of vehicles through which individuals and families can promote their charitable giving goals, and private foundations are often a leading choice. Simply stated, a private foundation is a type of charitable…more

Charitable Donations, IRS, Private Foundations

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Consider a Private Foundation to Fulfill Your Philanthropic Goals

There are a variety of vehicles through which individuals and families can promote their charitable giving goals, and private foundations are often a leading choice. Simply stated, a private foundation is a type of charitable…more

Charitable Donations, IRS, Private Foundations

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Sowing Uncertainty: Navigating Patent Disputes and Antitrust Scrutiny Post King Drug

On June 26, 2015, the Third Circuit issued an opinion in King Drug Co. of Florence, Inc. v. Smithkline Beecham Corp., (Case No. 14-1243). King Drug. The opinion, which already has been extensively commented on and scrutinized,…more

ANDA, Antitrust Violations, FTC v Actavis, Generic Drugs, GlaxoSmithKline

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Aviation Happenings - Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Air Carrier Not Responsible for Rancid Cheese Under Montreal…more

Air Carriers, Airlines, Airplane Accidents, Aviation Industry, Daubert Standards

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The Pennsylvania Capital Stock Tax is no More––Now What?

With the April 15 deadline for calendar year Pennsylvania Corporate Tax Report (RCT-101) filers right around the corner, it is worth remembering that the Pennsylvania Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax (“CS/FFT”) has finally…more

Business Entities, Capital Formation, Franchise Taxes, Stock Ownership

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Products Liability in a Post-Tincher World: Appellate Court Upholds $55M Verdict Against American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

In American Honda Motor Co., Inc., v. Martinez, et. al., the Superior Court of Pennsylvania upheld the jury’s verdict and award of more than $55 million to Plaintiff Carlos Martinez, who was rendered a quadriplegic after he lost…more

Auto Manufacturers, Automotive Industry, Bodily Injury, Car Accident, Design Defects

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Aviation Happenings - Winter 2016-2017

Part 1 of 2 of the winter edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Court Dismisses State Law Negligence Claim Against…more

Airbus, Aircraft, Airplane Accidents, Aviation Industry, Contract Disputes

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Aviation Happenings - Winter 2016-2017

Part 1 of 2 of the winter edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Court Dismisses State Law Negligence Claim Against…more

Airbus, Aircraft, Airplane Accidents, Aviation Industry, Contract Disputes

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Aviation Happenings - Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Air Carrier Not Responsible for Rancid Cheese Under Montreal…more

Air Carriers, Airlines, Airplane Accidents, Aviation Industry, Daubert Standards

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Aviation Happenings - Winter 2016-2017 Part 2

Part 2 of the winter edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Supreme Court Affirms Presumption Against Preemption Does…more

Airports, Appeals, Asbestos, Aviation Industry, Bad Faith

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Texas Plaintiff Takes Another Swing at the "Baseball Rule"

For many, excitement at the ballpark includes the possibility, however remote, of a batted ball heading into the awaiting throngs in the stands. Because this is considered an ordinary part of the game that fans expect, if not…more

Bodily Injury, Sports, The Baseball Rule

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Aviation Happenings - Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Air Carrier Not Responsible for Rancid Cheese Under Montreal…more

Air Carriers, Airlines, Airplane Accidents, Aviation Industry, Daubert Standards

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Reprieve Granted to Philadelphia Tax-Exempt Property Owners

In response to an overwhelming outcry from the Philadelphia nonprofit community, the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment (OPA) has extended to June 1, 2015 the filing deadline for nonprofits to certify that they continue…more

Non-Profits, Property Tax, Recertification, Tax Exemptions

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Saving Fans from Themselves (and Foul Balls): Class Action suit aims to raise nets and take down the Baseball Rule

“The slaughter pen” is the early 1900s term to describe the seating area behind baseball’s home plate before the age of nets or fencing shielded them from wild pitches and foul balls. While the game has come a long way…more

Assumption of the Risk, Baseball, Class Action, Sports, The Baseball Rule

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Supreme Court Holds That Solicitation of Clients is Not a Permitted Use Under the Driver's Privacy Protection Act

On June 19, 2013, in Maracich v. Spears, No. 12-25, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion interpreting the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (the DPPA), which prohibits the use of personal information from motor…more

DPPA, Driving Records, General Solicitation, Motor Vehicles, Personally Identifiable Information

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Sowing Uncertainty: Navigating Patent Disputes and Antitrust Scrutiny Post King Drug

On June 26, 2015, the Third Circuit issued an opinion in King Drug Co. of Florence, Inc. v. Smithkline Beecham Corp., (Case No. 14-1243). King Drug. The opinion, which already has been extensively commented on and scrutinized,…more

ANDA, Antitrust Violations, FTC v Actavis, Generic Drugs, GlaxoSmithKline

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Notice of Rights of Victims of Domestic Violence Now Required for New Hires in California

Last September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2337, which, effective July 1, 2017, requires California employers with 25 or more employees to provide written notice of workplace rights for victims of…more

Corporate Counsel, Domestic Violence, Employee Rights, Hiring & Firing, New Legislation

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Third Circuit Weighs In On Application Of Daubert At Class Certification Stage

Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Comcast v. Behrend, 113 S. Ct. 1426 (2013) courts evaluating expert testimony at the class certification stage may not simply accept that testimony at face value. The Supreme Court did not,…more

Class Action, Class Certification, Daubert Standards, Expert Witness, FRCP 23(b)(3)

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NJ Adopts Final Regulations on Criminal Background Inquiries

New Jersey has promulgated its final ban-the-box regulations, clarifying the law passed on March 1, 2015, which severely restricted public and private employers with 15 or more employees from inquiring into an applicant’s…more

Ban the Box, Conditional Job Offers, Criminal Background Checks, Hiring & Firing, Job Applicants

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Lift of Prohibition on Same-Sex Marriages in Pennsylvania Provides New Estate Planning Opportunities

On May 20, 2014, in the case of Whitewood v. Wolf, Judge John E. Jones III of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages. Like many of the rulings…more

Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Marriage, Same-Sex Marriage

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Aviation Happenings - Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Air Carrier Not Responsible for Rancid Cheese Under Montreal…more

Air Carriers, Airlines, Airplane Accidents, Aviation Industry, Daubert Standards

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Third Circuit Rejects New Jersey's Effort to Sanction Sports Wagering

Tony Soprano’s business is safe, for now — the Third Circuit recently invalidated New Jersey’s attempt to legalize sports wagering because it violated a federal law that prohibits most states from licensing such activities. In…more

Gambling, PASPA, Sports, Sports Betting

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Maryland Expands the Potential for Manufacturer Liability in Failure to Warn Cases by Adopting an Exception to the Bare Metal Defense

Product manufacturers in Maryland have successfully argued for at least the last 16 years that, in terms of warnings, they are only responsible for products that they themselves have placed in the stream of commerce. In other…more

Asbestos, Distributors, Duty to Warn, Manufacturers, Negligence

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Impact of Brexit on Intellectual Property

Now that the dust is settling on the UK’s decision to leave the EU, our clients are asking what this means for them. Change always brings opportunities, as well as challenges, and we are focused on helping our clients understand…more

Copyright, Data Privacy, Data Protection, EU, European Patent Office

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